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( Members in the News – August 18, 2023
Aug 21st 2023, 06:46

Nancy Kislin is a member of NASW-NJ:( Cents
and Sensibility: 10 Tips for Helping Your Teen
Psychology Today
As your child prepares to embark on their college journey, it’s
crucial to have open and honest discussions about finances. College is an
exciting time, but it can also be a ( stressful and overwhelming
experience, especially when it comes to money. As a parent, you want to make
sure your ( teen is equipped with the
skills and knowledge they need to manage their finances responsibly. These ten
tips can help guide your teen toward financial independence and responsibility.

( Ohio
Supreme Court sets date for arguments in abortion appeal
Ohio Capital Journal
The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a case
regarding the indefinitely paused six-week abortion ban as it also decides
whether to intervene in the November abortion ballot initiative process.… The
national and Ohio chapter of the National Association of Social Workers also
wrote an argument against the ban to the court, decrying “government
interference” in individual medical decisions.

Rebekah Gewirtz is executive director of NASW-MA:( How
some police departments are rethinking 911 call responses
BECKER: Yet some mental health providers say police should not be
involved at all in most behavioral health calls. Rebekah Gewirtz, head of
the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
She cites data from civilian-only alternative response teams showing that those
alternatives can lower costs and reduce the number of tragic outcomes. GEWIRTZ:
Too much of our attention is focused on this co-response model. I think we
should be thinking about how we can promote, support and fund alternative
response where people who are in a mental health crisis get a mental health

Jill Goodfriend is a member of NASW-CA:( When
A Pet Dies, How Can You Find Comfort?
“Mourning her absence was breathtaking in a literal sense; it took the
wind out of me,” writes Sara Bader about the grief she felt with the death of
her best friend. She was not talking about a person; she was writing about her
cat, Snowflake, a constant and faithful companion. Pets are like our family,
so when one dies the loss can feel immeasurable. But often, society places
little value on that grief: “It’s just an animal. Why don’t you get another?”
Yet, the death of a faithful, longtime companion, whether dog, cat, bird or
other creature, great or small, can leave a void that is hard to fill. We’ll
talk about grieving our pets and how to help them across the rainbow bridge.

Tracy Ross is a member of NASW-NYC:( 7
Sneaky Signs Of Resentment In Relationships
“Pay attention to shifts in communication and in how you express
yourselves and react to one another,” said ( Tracy Ross,
a licensed clinical social worker specialising in couples and family therapy.
“Is there more sarcasm, more edginess or a negative tone?” Take a look at what
might be happening beneath the surface if you detect changes in the tone,
frequency or style of your communication with your partner.

Najamah Davis is a member of NASW-NJ:( 6 House Rules
You Need to Set With Adult Children
Best Life
In some cases, adult children may be welcome to stay in the family home
for as long as they need or want. However, if this is not the case, it’s best
to set your expectations about the length of stay up front, says Najamah
Davis, MSW, LCSW, a ( licensed
clinical social worker. “If a parent or parents have a length of
stay in mind, discuss this with your adult child,” she tells Best
Life. “Establishing an agreed length of stay will encourage
independence, manage expectations, and promote progress.”

Marsha Ganter is a member of NASW-PA:( At
Reading Elementary School, Governor Shapiro Hosts Ceremonial Budget Bill
Signing to Fund Universal Free Breakfast and Historic Investments in Public
PA Governor’s Office
“I am very excited to be here today to hear about the historic
investments that have been passed and made in our K-12 public schools and to
talk about how important it is for us to have universal breakfast for students
so they can start their day with the energy needed to grow,” said Reading
School District Social Worker Marsha Ganter. “Children need nutritious food
on a consistent basis to learn and grow to their potential. Universal school
breakfast is a huge step in the right direction for all the students in
Pennsylvania and we thank Governor Shapiro for your work advocating that this
program continue.”

Mary Jacobus is a member of NASW-NYC:( ‘These
Old Guys?’ Short on Lifeguards, New York City Finds New Recruits
The New York Times
It was there that Mr. Kalmann met Mary Jacobus, a 65-year-old public
school social worker who was retiring in July, and Liang Sung, who, at 66,
was looking for something to keep him busy after losing his Chinese-language
news job in 2020. They trained alongside 81 others, many of them teenagers. All
the workouts and training in the pools proved exhausting. “We’re really old to
do this job,” Mr. Sung said. Initially, Ms. Jacobus’s friends warned her that
it was too dangerous and pointed out that she would be working more hours as a
lifeguard than she did as a social worker.

Katey Doyle is a member of NASW-VT:( Vt.
mental health system not prepared for flood trauma, experts say
Following a disaster, many people experience stress, anxiety and
depression. And while that is perfectly normal, experts don’t know if Vermont’s
mental health system is ready to accommodate those needing help after July’s
flood. In Londonderry, most people are still cleaning up their basements and
reopening their stores. Jelley’s Deli remains closed. Social worker Katey
Doyle of ( Neighborhood Connections checks in on residents in the
town. “You go into your everyday life thinking, OK, I got this, and then you
get hit with some sort of disaster and then it really just throws your head
into a whole whirlwind,” Doyle said.

Forwarded by:
Michael Reeder LCPC
Baltimore, MD


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